I was so darn excited (and still am)! The other three fifth grade teachers are all just lovely and I know that we will make a superb team. I packed up my old room, purged and purged, and moved into my new room. I felt like I once did, excited to teach! I'm looking forward to a renewed school, in a different grade, and in a new room! And so I have already spent much of my first few weeks of summer break thinking, planning, and refreshing for the coming year.
I also discovered something else that has me pretty excited, Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook. One of the first grade teachers at my school started selling her resources on these sites and did pretty well. Since I have TONS of materials that I created over the yearsI figured that I could offer them to teachers as well, and thought I'd put a few things out there over summer. I knew that it would require work, and time, but I didn't think that it would be so useful and addicting! When I pulled up my materials to improve for TpT I found that I made them even better than they already were. It's also pretty thrilling to see your items in your little store. I've only made one sale and have 3 followers, but that is ok. I'm going to keep on improving my materials, and I hear that things really pick up in August.
Good-bye room 21 and 6th grade, you will be missed. Hello room 37 and fabulous 5th!